Caroline Flack’s mum says social media companies ‘fail to protect anybody’- Tempemail

Television and radio presenter Flack died by suicide in February 2020, at the age of 40.  “When I was young, if you were bullied at school you could get away from it,” said the star’s mother. “You can’t get away from it now because it follows you home, it follows Continue Reading

Why do companies fail to stop breaches despite soaring IT security investment? – Tempemail

Let’s first take a look back at 2020! Adding to the list of difficulties that surfaced last year, 2020 was also grim for personal data protection, as it has marked a new record number of leaked credentials and PI data. A whopping 20 billion records were stolen in a single Continue Reading

‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits | Music

Merck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 soft-rock anthem Don’t Stop Believin’. It replaced Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which had topped the chart Continue Reading

Drug companies look to AI to end ‘hit and miss’ research | Pharmaceuticals industry

The hunt for new medicines has often been more like a game of roulette than high-end science. But now the pharmaceutical sector is on the cusp of a transformation, as it delves into cutting-edge technology to come up with new treatments for diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Continue Reading

Dependency Confusion Supply-Chain Attack Hit Over 35 High-Profile Companies – Tempemail

In what’s a novel supply chain attack, a security researcher managed to breach over 35 major companies’ internal systems, including that of Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix, Yelp, Tesla, and Uber, and achieve remote code execution. The technique, called dependency confusion or a substitution attack, takes advantage of the fact Continue Reading

vCISO Shares Most Common Risks Faced by Companies With Small Security Teams – Tempemail

Most companies with small security teams face the same issues. They have inadequate budgets, inadequate staff, and inadequate skills to face today’s onslaught of sophisticated cyberthreats. Many of these companies turn to virtual CISOs (vCISOs) to provide security expertise and guidance. vCISOs are typically former CISOs with years of experience Continue Reading

Experts Uncover Malware Attacks Against Colombian Government and Companies – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off an ongoing surveillance campaign directed against Colombian government institutions and private companies in the energy and metallurgical industries. In a report published by ESET on Tuesday, the Slovak internet security company said the attacks — dubbed “Operation Spalax” — began in 2020, with the Continue Reading

Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading

Why Companies Opt for Webinars to Reach Clients, Prospects – Tempemail

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns forced companies all over the world to either cancel physical events and conferences — or move them online. The latter gave organisations the opportunity to adopt new ways to operate, accelerate their digital transformation strategies and open up their businesses to untapped Continue Reading